First Book and Disney Publishing Worldwide are once again teaming up to fight illiteracy by delivering new books to children of low-income families and the educational systems that serve students of low-income families. Via a Groupon Grassroots campaign, First Book will be accepting donations of $10 per Groupon which will go directly towards providing four new books to children in need. Disney Publishing Worldwide has committed to matching each donation up to a total of one million books.
At the Disney D23 Expo in 2011, Disney Publishing announced it was donating $500K and eight million books to the cause which was founded in 1992 and is now celebrating distributing over 100 million new books in North America.
Living Social has introduced a new deal which allows customers to subscribe to one of many popular Disney-branded magazines for just $15/year, representing a 50% savings of the regular $30 subscription fee.
Each subscription will yield you eight issues of your choice of the following Disney magazine titles: Disney Junior Magazine, Disney/Pixar Cars Magazine, Disney Princess Magazine, Disney Fairies Magazine or Disney Phineas and Ferb Magazine. Each themed mag includes engaging content such as playful activities, games, coloring pages, puzzles, cut-outs or posters, and more. Each colorful page is designed to encourage your child to read — and to inspire family togetherness.
Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today its release of one of the first apps for early readers in the Windows Store, ‘Disney Princess Dress-Up Sticker Book.’ From Cinderella and Ariel to Snow White and Jasmine, the app features Disney Princess favorites in an interactive story and dress-up sticker book complete with colorful illustrations, expert narration, and enchanting music.
‘The new touch interface of Windows 8 is highly conducive to creating deeply engaging storytelling experiences for children and their families,’ said Lyle Underkoffler, vice president, Digital Media, Disney Publishing Worldwide. ‘We’re thrilled to bring the “Disney Princess Dress-Up Sticker Book” app to life on Windows 8 and look forward to creating more content for our readers to enjoy on this platform in the future.’
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) kicks off New York Comic-Con 2012 with several exciting author/illustrator panels, in-booth signings, and exclusive giveaways at the DPW booth, #1132.
From Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus to Disney “It’s a Small World,” there is something for everyone. Giveaways include:
- Marvel preview booklet
- Heroes of Olympus water bottles
- Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel posters
- Disney “it’s a small world” tote bags
Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today the release of Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book, based on Walt Disney Studios’ highly anticipated stop-motion animated film directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie, in theaters October 5, 2012. Capturing the creative process from concept to completion, the interactive book integrates videos, vibrant music, and original sketches to offer readers a fully immersive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the movie. Available on the iBookstore, this book is Disney Publishing’s first to be created with Apple’s iBooks Author.
Via its official Facebook page, Disney Reads today unveiled the artwork for the sixth chapter in the popular Disney series for young adults, Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson.
Expected to be released in April of 2013, KK6: Dark Passage finds the Kingdom Keepers as they continue aboard the inaugural voyage of the Disney Cruise Line ship. The Kingdom Keepers discover that Maleficent and the Overtakers are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney. Aboard the ship, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. A destructive force is about to be unleashed — and the Kingdom Keepers will become its first victims.
‘ KA’ by Cirque du Soleil , the spectacular production at MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Marvel Custom Solutions team up to tell the story of this acclaimed live production through an all-new, collectible comic book. KA #1 will debut at the Marvel booth (#2329) during Comic Con International in San Diego, July 12 – 15, 2012.
Arguably one of the most anticipated titles this year amongst Disney theme park enthusiasts, Poster Art of the Disney Parks by Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt takes a look at more than five decades of attraction posters and concept art from Disney parks around the globe. Featuring a foreword by the Senior Vice President, Creative Development of Walt Disney Imagineering, Tony Baxter, the 144 page, oversized compendium of attraction posters was written by Danny Handke, who serves as an Associate Show Producer for the Tokyo and Hong Kong Parks as well as Disney Cruise Line where he’s worked on projects such as Tokyo’s Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House and the AquaLab aboard the Disney Fantasy. Also contributing to the book is Imagineer Vanessa Hunt who serves at the Art Library at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Via its official YouTube channel, Disney Hyperion has released this new video of Kingdom Keepers creator and author Ridley Pearson as he discusses his upcoming title Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game which will be released on April 3, 2012 and is currently available for pre-order.
Shared from whilst aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream — upon which the fifth installment takes place — Pearson explains that the book takes place during the fictionalized 14 day maiden voyage of the Disney Dream in which the ship is scheduled to travel between its home port of Cape Canaveral and the port of Los Angeles. Pearson also makes note of a mysterious landing of an airplane at Castaway Cay.